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A Puppeteer's Journey

A Puppeteer's Journey

Fan Fiction Action Adventure Psychological Tragedy Male Lead Secret Identity Anti-Hero Lead Gore Traumatising content Fan Fiction War and Military

They say that when a man loses his sight, his other senses increase to compensate. Naruto won't lose his sight, but rather something just as critical to an active ninja.

Long Experience

Long Experience

Original Action Adventure Sci-fi Contemporary Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Grimdark Profanity Sexual Content Gore Post Apocalyptic War and Military

When the apocalypse started most people ran or hid, but Texas has a different mentality.

 

Loosely on a series of strange and bizarre dreams I had on 2010, this story follows the exploits of some physically and mentally damaged military veterans as they attempt to stop a mysterious foce that threatens their world.

 

The Main Character: Legendary Origin Stories: Broad-Spectrum Assassin

The Main Character: Legendary Origin Stories: Broad-Spectrum Assassin

Original Action Horror Psychological Tragedy Portal Fantasy / Isekai Supernatural Male Lead Non-Human lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Strategy Grimdark Profanity Sexual Content Gore Traumatising content High Fantasy Mythos Villainous Lead

The story of a quirky assassin's shadowed past, his transformation into an other-worldly being and his adventure as the father of a guardian angel.
Predates the events of The Main Character!: The Hero's Epic Journey Begins! and Guardian Angel.

Gods How I Hate Nature

Gods How I Hate Nature

Original Adventure Comedy Fantasy Male Lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Profanity Gore High Fantasy

Tome Rimoude’s life hasn’t been great lately.  Aside from having to enlist in the Republic’s army, he finds that most everyone hates his guts, and that nature itself seems to have some vendetta against him.  Forced to enroll in the Commoner’s Magic Spire as a battle mage for the Republic, he can only hope that he’ll find some way to pay back his enemies, particularly the ones with chlorophyll.

He’s not out to change the world, just to burn down the parts of it that won’t let him be.

(Not an isekai, there’ll be isekai “heroes”, but their influence will be what would actually happen to normal people thrown into a world more concerned with surviving than morality)

I Don't Want To Be HERO Of My Novel !

I Don't Want To Be HERO Of My Novel !

Original Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Romance Sci-fi Male Lead Strong Lead Non-Human lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Strategy High Fantasy Urban Fantasy War and Military

An Author started writing novel in excitement after reading a lot of Fantasy novels. After writing 5 volumes he stuck with what to write next or how the story needed to move next. As he quit his job to complete his novel in excitement. He needed at least some hint or motivation. So he decided to spend some time alone in The Himalayas after getting suggestions from his colleagues. 

Where a fortunat encounter with a person had sent him into the world he created that is The Novel " The Traditional Hero " one year before the scheduled date of starting of story in the novel. 

This is the journey of How the Author started reviewing and rewriting his novel.Will he continues this path or choose to be something else? 

Will he remains the author or decided to be the Hero of the story ?

Alice In Madness

Alice In Madness

Original Fantasy Psychological Mystery Supernatural Female Lead Magic Gore Low Fantasy Mythos

A young woman wakes up in her bathroom not remembering any of the events that just happened moments prior of her waking up. As she leaves the bathroom she is brought to a gruesome sight when suddenly a mysterious entity appears behind her. 

(This is just a prologue to a novel I am currently writing. I am very curious of what readers think of it so far, so please any feedback good or bad is welcomed. This is a work in progress as I very much intend on finishing as soon as possible. Bear in mind this is my first novel so I know their are grammar mistakes however, like I said any feedback is welcomed. This was also written in Microsoft Word so I apologize if the layout of this seems clunky. Thank you and I hope you enjoy :) ) 

(Cover photo taken from google images  September 2012 Book cover illustration for steampunk author Michael Coorlim)

A Nerd's Wet Dream Come True (Tossing an OC into Marvel) V2.

A Nerd's Wet Dream Come True (Tossing an OC into Marvel) V2.

Fan Fiction Comedy Fantasy Martial Arts Anti-Hero Lead Fan Fiction

Andrew William. A perfectly average boring name for a perfectly average and boring boy. He wasn't particularly smart nor gifted. Not in academics nor in sports. He wasn't even as good as the other losers and "nerds" in his school. He could not remember the expansive lore of Star Wars, he could not recite the dialogue of Startek nor pull off any cool one-liners and quotes, and he couldn't beat the final level in most games without resorting to cheating or mods.

All he had was half-assed knowledge of pop culture and comics, but the one thing he was good at, his one and only pride and calling in life? Making Youtube videos. 

No, it wasn't sad!

He was actually quite popular, honest! 

He made videos of adventure and nature, although it was mostly of the creepy variety. Abandoned hospitals, old mines, long tunnels, and undiscovered caverns.

And as ironic as it was predictable, it would, of course, turn out to be the reason that he died. Well, at least he could take comfort in dying doing what he loved, not many people these days could say the same, you know?

The concept comforted him at least, but it turns out death is not always as permanent as people liked to think, because Andrew somehow found himself in New York City of all places after falling to his certain death in the Devil's hole, Death Valley Nevada., only thing was it certainly wasn't the New York that he knew of.

The Fantastic Four? Stark Industry? Captain America's biography? Oh boy, and did he mention he's no longer human? His Asian friends had introduced him to the wonders of Isekai novels and mangas, but isn't the order a little messed up? Where's his meeting with the sexy and nice Goddess? Where was his intro or tutorial?? Explanation plz I'm a noob at cross-dimensional travel! Help? Setting? Menu? Status?

May I please get to pick my own cheat power? No? I'm stuck as a virus? Well, At least the Prototype Virus was pretty darn cool and OP. Just not as op as being able to casually break the sound barrier in my sneakers or bench pressing the earth, but I'll just have to make do. Please don't be some fucked up Marvel continuity where Nazis and Hydra won or some shit.

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

Alyn

Alyn

Original Action Fantasy LitRPG Psychological Male Lead Grimdark Profanity Gore Mythos

Untold power within confines once stated

Bears awareness with a new start twice created

To understand what once was

Births witness to a time once paused

An anomaly reminescent

Of tales begone and sent

Perhaps remedied by forgotten bliss

His name, Alyn

 

The role of the villainess of an otome game is a perfect fit for me!

The role of the villainess of an otome game is a perfect fit for me!

Original Comedy Fantasy Romance Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Slice of Life Female Lead Multiple Lead Characters Low Fantasy

Inspired by a post about deconstructing the otome isekai genre, but I don't think it ended up being that. This is, for the moment, an INCOMPLETE ONESHOT, that I might or might not continue. Even with all of that, please give it a chance.

"Izumi Haguro, 30ish years old, dissatisfied with her work, colleagues, love life, and life in general, has her soul transmigrated to the body of Anastacia Frauler, the main character of an Otome Isekai novel, which plot involves someone already reincarnating as the villainess of an Otome game, and having to go through the sturggles to find their happy ending. Former Izumi, having read the novel, knows all the answers, but aren't her ambitions too big?"

Beastborne

Beastborne

Original Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy LitRPG Portal Fantasy / Isekai Slice of Life Male Lead Magic Anti-Hero Lead Strategy Profanity Gore GameLit High Fantasy Mythos Ruling Class

Lost through a portal, Hal struggles to survive in a fantastical world where everything tries to kill him on sight, from vanilla villagers, grungy guards, otherworldly oppressors to menacing monsters.

All because Hal was branded with a mysterious mark promising power and glory that he wants nothing to do with. Worse yet, his stats are rock bottom in a reality ruled by video game mechanics.

Follow Hal's adventure as he forges a path for himself in a world filled with magic, intrigue, and danger. He’ll have to be quick on his feet if he’s going to avoid an early grave. But if he can manage to stay alive long enough, Hal will find the courage he never thought he possessed and wield a monstrous form of magic that blurs the line between beast and man.


Update Times: Daily for the first week, then five (5) a week Monday - Friday thereafter.

Chasing the Omega

Chasing the Omega

Original Drama Fantasy Romance Supernatural Female Lead Profanity Low Fantasy

One night, everything changes for eighteen year old Alice.
When the full moon invades Small Town, where a young innocent Alice Smith is ending her shift at the diner, she comes face to face with a big terrifying wolf.
When the wolf attacks Alice and runs away, leaving only a single bite, she has no idea what troubles lie ahead of her.
Could it have been that she was at the wrong place at the wrong time or the opposite?
When the school's most frightening gang becomes interested in her, they will do anything to find out the truth behind Alice, especially their leader, Ryder King.
Alice wants nothing to do with Ryder but when the time comes, Ryder could be the only one who can help her survive....

The Void Beyond

The Void Beyond

Original Action Horror Psychological Sci-fi Female Lead Grimdark Profanity Gore Space Opera

Ambushed, the crew of the ECS Newport are saved by a mysterious starship. 

Damaged and floating through space, they head to their saviours. Something lurks on that ship, an unnatural discovery that threatens to destroy their perceptions of reality. A nightmare lurking in the depths of the void.

A battle between life and death threatens of upset the balance in an intergalactic war, and threaten all life as the crew struggle to survive.

The Iceborn Dungeon

The Iceborn Dungeon

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Profanity High Fantasy Dungeon

Congratulations Nameless Soul, your soul has been chosen from the countless multitude to become the intelligence of a new Dungeon Core. As the intelligence of a Dungeon you are tasked with building, expanding, and maintaining the Dungeon and all it contains. Any aspects of your intelligence that would detract from your performance has been removed. Remember your duties and serve the gods well.

 

From my earliest memories those words are the only thing I can remember. Of course I know that I had memories from before the message but I can never remember them. Sometimes I wish I could remember them just to be reminded of what it’s like to not be what I am but other times I don’t miss them at all in the moments when I rejoice in the power I have in my domain. But my memories are not what is important only the dungeon matters to me.

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I don't own the cover all credit goes to the photographer.

This is my first story so I appologize if my writing is inconsistant in quality.

 

Looking in

Looking in

Original Psychological Short Story Contemporary Slice of Life Male Lead Multiple Lead Characters Traumatising content

What happens at night, in the middle of the day. What happens when you sleep, when you're wide awake. What happens when you see that your eyes are blind. When you feel that your touch is numb. When you smell that the scents are gone. When you hear that all is silent and the taste is bland. What happens when you drift inside. What happens when you look in. 

 

This is an omnibus of short storys/passages, not a single cohesive tale. If you want a continuous story, this is not it.

 

Warning. This will contain unpleasant scenes. negative emotions, and likely things that some of you have experienced or dealt with. This is by no means a suggestion that I believe everything within these pages is acceptable orpermissable. DO NOT read this as a excuse. 

 

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Road of Advancement

Road of Advancement

Original Adventure Psychological Sci-fi Reincarnation School Life Male Lead Strategy Sexual Content War and Military Ruling Class

Bryan finds himself transmigrated into 16-year old Theodore Rosfield.

Theodore lost his father eight years ago. His father went MIA during the last war. After shutting himself in his rooms for eight years he buys an "Neural Aptitude Enhancer" from a murky dark underground trader. Naturally the 'Enhancer' is a fake - a poison that kills the original Theodore.

Now Bryan, well, 'new' Theodore needs to fight for his place in the universe. Will he become a rising star or will his star burn out pre-mature. Theodore promises himself he'll explore the galaxy, become an overlord and never regret a thing! This is Theodores Road of Advancement!

Theodore will face many hurdles in this vastly more advanced world, friends and foe might not always be discernible.. He'll try , nonetheless, to become the greatest mech pilot, the greatest mech designer and.. the greatest entrepreneur!

Follow his adventure and find out if he's just a delusional lunatic or the greatest man the universe has ever seen!

 

I also publish this on Webnovel:

https://www.webnovel.com/book/15224384306577105

Second Life as a Mid-Boss Fiancee

Second Life as a Mid-Boss Fiancee

Original Adventure Comedy Fantasy Reincarnation Portal Fantasy / Isekai Slice of Life School Life Female Lead Magic GameLit High Fantasy

Eleonore Gray is the first daughter of a viscount. She is a diligent student and an obedient daughter. However, she has a secret she can’t share with anyone. The truth is that she reincarnated into a video game world where she’s supposed to become a fiancee of the main villain.

Sleepless nights shitposting

Sleepless nights shitposting

Original Short Story

This is some random poetry? If it can be described as such, that i slapped up in discord, and some lads near and dear to my heart said I should slap it up here. Well, here we stand, resplendent in incandescent glory, and I contribute a strong none of it. It's only 122 words, so don't expect anything overly decadent

Multiverse Battle!

Multiverse Battle!

Original Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy LitRPG Male Lead Profanity Gore

Ever since the first universe was discovered the idea of there being a multiverse was soon put into question, after several years it was finally given an answer and in the worst way possible. Join Nick and Robert's journey as they attempt to protect planet Earth from the system along with the other universes.

In other words this story is about planet Earth abruptly being taken control of by a stronger dominate force that forces all of planet earth to fight for the system by pitting them against their enemy.

I will update the synposis at a future date when more is written as right now I am still trying to figure out the exacts of how serious and comedic the story can be while also still maintaining a strong sense of realism in the story. 

Cold Reign

Cold Reign

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Portal Fantasy / Isekai Slice of Life Female Lead Magic High Fantasy

Kaya Yusha is an ordinary student who struggles to perceive life in a positive light. Living near the heart of Tokyo, all seems normal until one day a mysterious link and a plea for help is sent to her in an E-mail.

Gathering her friends to show them the odd message, they click the link in the hope to learn more but soon find themselves suddenly stuck in a fantasy world full of monsters, elves, magic, and war.

As they adjust to the drastic changes and their new lives, they search for a way back to the real world and for the one responsible for sending the E-mail.
How was it possible in a world without technology?

Kairos

Kairos

Original Action Adventure Fantasy Magic Strategy Profanity Steampunk Mythos War and Military

Two great powers wage war. The first, a scientifically ingenious race who harness the power of the elements to their will with mathematics and engineering... And the second, a magical monarchy hellbent on their destruction. The Kynda against the Forlorn. After two centuries of stalemate, the Forlorn have won a major victory that spells certain doom for the Kynda. Can science survive amongst the merciless onslaught of magic?